Aurora Melbourne Central224 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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92 levels

Urban's three favourite things about Aurora Melbourne Central:

  • The outstanding amount of amenities.
  • Elenberg Fraser's iconic sculptural glass design.
  • A vibrant mixed use tower reflecting the needs of the people.

Soaring 92 floors above the bustling LaTrobe Street in Melbourne’s northern quarter of the CBD, Aurora Melbourne Central is the latest Elenberg Fraser designed skyscraper to grace the city comprising of 941 spectacular and spacious apartments.


Aurora Melbourne Central has become the tallest integrated mixed-use tower in the city with over 6 levels of commercial office space, ground floor retail tenants, residential apartments and amenities and an underground connection to Melbourne Central Station concourse, connecting residents to immediate and extensive public transportation.

Amenities within the tower for residents include:

  • A 25 metre lap pool with poolside lounges.
  • A plunge pool and jacuzzi.
  • Karaoke rooms and private lounge spaces.
  • Private bookable dining rooms with chef’s kitchen.
  • Gymnasium.
  • Cigar room and Library.
  • A wellness centre and plenty more.

The tower stands at LaTrobe Street across from Melbourne’s major retail precinct headed by Melbourne Central, with over 350 retail stores and an entertainment and dining precinct on the upper levels which connect via skybridge to Emporium Shopping Centre with over 200 retail stores anchored by premium clothing brands such as Uniqlo and leading Australian department stores, Myer and David Jones.

Diagonally across from Aurora is the Melbourne State Library, Australia’s oldest public library and one of the first free libraries in the World which is surrounded by the University precinct of RMIT where educational facilities, quirky cafes and bars service the over 40,000 daily students that attend this area of the CBD.

The northern Central Business District has seen some unprecedented urban renewal and development over the past 5 years with over 20,000 new properties and apartments built in that time turning the sleepy, underutilised corner into a vibrant and cultural hub of activity that connects the city back to the iconic Queen Victoria Market and Flagstaff Gardens.

With population increase, residential towers such as Aurora are important in maintaining growth in a sustainable and positive way, bringing human density to the city centre to keep a high night time population thus utilising commercial, empty space and curbing urban sprawl.

Developed by UEM Sunrise in collaboration with building company Probuild, the tower has been successfully topped out as of August 2019 with floors 10 to 60 occupied by residents and purchasers.
252 serviced apartments are also available for purchase at Aurora Melbourne with comfortable and spacious floor plans ranging between 50 and 120sqm of open living space and floor to ceiling windows to maximise the amount of natural light streaming into each apartment, providing a feeling of warmth and calmness.

The exterior’s structure is beautifully coated in a purple and blue hue glazed glass that wraps around the curved facade and gives the building its shine. 2.4km of LED strip lighting has been installed to the curtain exterior of the tower to enhance its dynamic form at night and recognition as a world class landmark of Melbourne.

The LED colours change dramatically in pattern and are connected to a programmed light management system. The facade fin elements are strategically positioned and designed to reduce overlooking between apartments.

Aurora Melbourne Central is truly one of the most dynamic and architecturally gifted skyscrapers in Melbourne and possible Australia and has already made its mark on the city skyline.

UEM Sunrise are also responsible for the development of another iconic Melbourne tower, The Conservatory Residences, a sustainable 42 level residential tower topped by an impressive LED Crown rooftop with magnificent city and parkland views, gardens and jacuzzi’s.

Aurora becomes Melbourne’s fourth tallest tower and the sixth tallest in the country with the tallest tower in Australia, Australia 108 only surpassing by 42 metres.


Development Information

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Melbourne (City)
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Melbourne Central Station
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267.15 Metres
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Developer Track Record

UEM Sunrise Unverified developer This development has not been verified by the Urban community team.
412 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3004
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158 dwellings
9-23 Mackenzie Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
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446 dwellings
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Nearby education

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RMIT University
124 La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC 3000
0.2km away
Victoria University
256, 283, 295 & 300 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000
0.3km away
La Trobe University
360 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
0.8km away
Monash University
271 Collins St, Melbourne, VIC 3004
0.8km away
Charles Darwin University
271 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
0.8km away
Stott's Colleges
Level 1-6, 168 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
0.7km away
Ozford College
Levels 7 & 9 310 King Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
0.8km away
Holmes Secondary College
185 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
0.9km away
Simonds Catholic College
273 Victoria Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003
0.9km away
Academy of Mary Immaculate
88 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
1.2km away
Carlton Gardens Primary School
215 Rathdowne Street, Carlton VIC 3053
1.1km away
North Melbourne Primary School
210 Errol Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051
1.6km away
Sacred Heart School
107 King William Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
1.6km away
Carlton Primary School
Cnr Palmerston & Drummond Sts, Carlton VIC 3053
1.7km away
Fitzroy Primary School
319 George Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
2km away

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Aurora Melbourne Central Receives Green Light
One of the city's tallest proposed residential buildings has been given the green light to proceed. The tower at 224–252 La Trobe Street will now head to sales under the moniker Aurora Melbourne Central.